Travelers who love the hustle and bustle of the big city will enjoy this itinerary, which combines visits to Spain’s two main cities – Madrid and Barcelona. Each city has its own vibe, with Madrid being a more traditional, capital city, with prominent museums and a royal palace. Barcelona has more of a hipster vibe, with its Modernist buildings, trendy neighborhoods, and vibrant dining and music scene, you’ll want to stay up all night (and many people do).
The addition of the high-speed AVE train from Madrid to Barcelona has made it even easier to combine these two cities in one trip. In just 3 hours you can go from the city center of Madrid to the city center of Barcelona, without having to go through security or take your shoes off.
- Day 1: Arrive in Madrid; afternoon sightseeing in the city
- Day 2: Sightseeing in Madrid
- Day 3: Sightseeing in Madrid
- Day 4: Day trip to Toledo (71 km); evening return to Madrid
- Day 5: Take the morning AVE train to Barcelona; afternoon sightseeing in Barcelona
- Day 6: Sightseeing in Barcelona
- Day 7: Sightseeing in Barcelona
- Day 8: Depart Barcelona to return home
Information on what to see and do, and where to eat can be found on our website or on our blog.
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